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DNS Park: Set up G Suite MX records

Important: If you purchased your domain from Google when you signed up for G Suite, you don’t need to set up Gmail, you can start using it now. If you’re already signed in to the Google Admin console, in the top right, click the App Launcher Apps and then Gmail Gmail.

Change your MX records to start using G Suite

You’re now ready to verify your domain (if you haven’t already) and set up Gmail as your business email for your domain (yourcompany.com).

To do this, you need to sign in to your domain host and direct the email for your domain to the G Suite servers. It’s like registering your new address with the post office when you move so that your mail gets delivered to the right place. We’ll walk you through the process.

Before you begin

Before updating your MX record settings, you should have already:
  • Verified that you own your domain.

    Or, you can verify now with an MX record. We’ll show you how.

  • Created user accounts in G Suite for your team.

    If your team members already use email with your domain, you have to create their user accounts in G Suite before you change the MX record settings for your domain. Otherwise, they won't be able to send or receive messages with their business address in Gmail. You can create accounts for new users later.

If you are in the Setup Wizard shown below, start at Step 1 of the Add G Suite MX records Instructions.

Create new MX records for G Suite step

If you are not currently in the Setup Wizard shown above, follow these steps to open the Setup Wizard:

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. From the Admin console dashboard, go to Domains.

    To see Domains, you might have to click More controls at the bottom.

  3. Click Add/remove domains.
  4. Click Set up Google MX records for your domain.

    Set up Google MX records link

  5. Move on to Step 1 of the Add G Suite MX records section. When you’ve finished adding all of the G Suite MX records, you'll click I have completed these steps to tell Google it's time to look for your domain's MX records.

Let's Get Started

These instructions walk you through updating MX records to your DNS Park domain. DNS Park not your domain host? See instructions for other hosts.

Open the Setup Wizard
  1. If you're still signed in to your Admin console, skip to step 2.

    If you signed out of your Admin console, sign in again by going to admin.google.com and entering your Google Apps email address (this email address ends with @yourcompany.com and is not an @gmail.com address) and your password.

  2. At the top of the Admin console, click Set up Gmail.

    Set up Gmail button

    If you don't see the Setup prompt shown above, you can still set up your MX records directly from your Admin console. To do so, first click Domains, and then click Add/remove domains. Next, click Set up Google MX records for your domain. When you are finished adding all of the G Suite MX records, you'll click I have completed these steps to tell Google it's time to look for your domain's MX records.

    Set up Google MX records link

  3. Click Set up email to confirm.

    Set up email button

  4. You should now see the Log in to your domain host's website step in the G Suite Setup Wizard. Continue to step 1 of the Setup Wizard instructions.

    Log in to your domain host’s website

Setup Wizard Instructions

1. Log in to your DNS Park account
  1. Leave the G Suite Setup Wizard open.
  2. Open a new browser window and go to the DNS Park website at https://www.dnspark.net.

    Whenever you see the Apps icon in these instructions, you'll complete that step in the G Suite Setup Wizard.
  3. On the DNS Park site, enter your Email Address or Username and Password that you created when you opened your DNS Park account. 

    DNS Park Control Center Login Window

  4. Click Sign In.

    If you don’t know your account information, you can reset your password.

  5. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have successfully logged in box.

    I have successfully logged in

Click below for the next step.
2. Go to the DNS Park domain settings
  1. In the DNS Park site, click DNS, then select Show All

    DNS tab > Show All option

If your don't have a DNS Hosting service, you'll have to purchase and activate one before you can continue. 
  1. Click the domain you'd like to use with G Suite.
  2. Since DNS Park is your hosting service, and not your domain registrar, be sure that your domain points to DNS Park's nameservers. This will allow your MX record configuration to take effect.
  3. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I signed in to my domain host box and then click below for the next step.

Click below for the next step.
3. Delete existing MX records
  1. Check the Del box next to all existing MX records.

    The Del checkbox is selected to delete the MX record

  2. Click Update All to delete all of the MX records. Don't worry, you'll add new ones in the next steps.
  3. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have deleted existing MX records box.

    I have deleted existing MX record checkbox

Click below for the next step.
4. Add new MX records

To direct your email to your G Suite account, you have to add new MX records to your domain. These are the records that you'll need to add:

MX Server Address Priority
ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 1
ALT1.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT2.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 5
ALT3.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10
ALT4.ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM 10
Note: The values are the G Suite mail servers, and we include five servers in case one fails or requires maintenance.
  1. Select MX from the Type drop-down list. 

    MX is selected on the Type drop-down list.

  2. Enter @ in the Mail Domain field.
  3. Leave the default value of 3600 in the TTL (time to live) field.
  4. Enter a priority of 1 in the Order field.
  5. Enter ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM in the Mail Server field.
  6. Click Update All

    The record has been added.

  7. Repeat Steps 1 - 6, entering the remaining values (MX Server Address) from the table above, and setting the Priority values respectively in the Order field.  

    All the MX records have been added.

  8. If you need to verify your domain, repeat the steps above to add the unique MX verification record provided by the G Suite Setup Wizard. Copy the entire record (ends in mx-verification.google.com) and paste it into the Value/Answer/Destination/Target column. Make sure the record's priority is set to Low or to 15 or greater.

    Skip this step if you already verified by another method (such as TXT record, HTML file, or meta tag).

    MX records table with the verification record at the top.

  9. In the G Suite Setup Wizard, check the I have created MX records with these values box and click below for the next step.

    I created MX records with these values checkbox

5. Complete MX records setup
  1. In the first tab or window, return to the G Suite Setup Wizard.
  2. Click through any confirming steps in the wizard.
  3. Click Verify or I have completed these steps to tell Google to look for your new MX records.

Congratulations! Your business email for your domain has now been directed to the G Suite mail servers.

Note: The change can take up to several hours to update, so you might not immediately receive new email messages in Gmail. Until then, you'll continue to receive messages at your old email provider.

If you see the MX records setup validation in progress message in the Admin console for more than a few hours, make sure you entered the MX address records and priorities correctly in the DNS records stored with your host.

You can also contact G Suite support for help with changing your MX records.

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